Exponential with Amanda Lang Podcast

Exponential with Amanda Lang Podcast

Exponential with Amanda Lang explores the worlds of business, technology, sociology and art, delving into how they intertwine with each other. Lang has been covering business news in North America for 20 years, beginning her journalism career at The Globe and Mail and then the National Post, before moving into television with ROBTV, CNN and BNN.

Episodes

July 9, 2021 40 min
While most countries are attempting to reduce their carbon footprint, Canada has a unique problem. A big and regionally important industry generates a LOT of carbon and the oil and gas sector is on the hot seat. Our challenge is making a pivot that is the equivalent to changing jet engines on a plane…mid flight! Amanda Lang talks to Tom Rand (is a managing partner of Arc Tern Ventures which invests in the clean technology sector)
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In the wake of new and awful revelations of residential schools and the treatment of indigenous children, Amanda Lang speaks to long time CBC News Anchor, Author Peter Mansbridge about whether now is the time to celebrate being Canadian. 
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June 21, 2021 40 min
Amanda Lang speaks to Benjamin Perrin (a professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia) about the ‘other’ issue in Canada (beyond the pandemic), the Opioid Crisis killing thousands across the country.
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June 21, 2021 40 min
A clear and candid conversation on what should have happened from the start with COVID 19. Amanda Lang speaks to Heather Reisman (Chief Executive and founder of Indigo Books and Music)
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June 14, 2021 40 min
Amanda Lang speaks to Dr. Cindy Blackstock (Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada) about the recent discovery of the ‘mass grave’ of 215 children beneath a former residential school in B.C.
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May 21, 2021 40 min
Amanda Lang speaks to Dr Michael Warner (Medical Director of Critical Care at Michael Garron Hospital) about a true front line doctors' perspective of how the Covid19 Pandemic has gone. His voice, his wisdom, and yes, his struggle.
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Amanda talks to Michael Bryant (Head of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association) about…one of the unpleasant side effects of a pandemic is that suddenly tonnes of government and medical types are telling us what we can and cannot do. Most of us are willing to do what we’re told but for those keeping a sharp eye on our civil rights, it is a time to be vigilant.
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May 12, 2021 40 min
Amanda Lang talks to Dennis Kelleher (President and CEO at Better Markets) about how after the credit crisis that threatened the global system back in 2008, a lot of new rules were put in place to make things safer and the banks behave better. So, after all these years, is the system safer…or not?
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Amanda Lang talks to Toby Sanger (Executive Director at Canadians For Tax Fairness) governments all over are in need of new cash and Canada is no exception. President Biden is stoking an old debate on raising taxes on capital gains. It also digs up an old debate on why investments are given a tax break?
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April 29, 2021 40 min
Amanda Lang speaks to Goldy Hyder (President CEO Business Council of Canada) about the Federal governments first budget in 2 years. Big spending and big ticket items. Its promise is to create growth and pay for itself but is that a valid promise?
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April 29, 2021 40 min
Amanda Lang talks to Frank Giustra (Canadian businessman, founded Lionsgate Entertainment/CEO of Fiore Group of Companies) about is recent philenthropic focus, including his partnership with Elon Musk’s brother Kimbal Musk to launch the ‘Million Garden’s movement’
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April 7, 2021 40 min
In this episode of Exponential… Amanda Lang speaks to Armine Yalnizyan (Canadian Economist/Writer) about how hard woman in the work force have been hit during this economy and the newly formed task force on Women in the Economy as she coined the phrase “SHE-session”.
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April 7, 2021 40 min
In this episode of Exponential… Amanda Lang speaks to Gil McGowan (President of the Alberta Fed Of Labour) about when Canadians die, and the interesting difference between dying on the street….and dying “at work”.
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March 23, 2021 40 min
In this episode, Amanda Lang speaks to Mark Carney (Canadian Economist/Banker) about his new book “Values”, which explore the issues surrounding climate change and suggest the solution incorporates market and human values alike.
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March 23, 2021 40 min
In this Episode, Amanda Lang speaks to John Manley (Canadian Lawyer/Businessman/Politician, Former Deputy Prime Minister) about the immense debt occurred by Canada thanks to the pandemic. As a banker and politician, Manley has a qualified and unique perspective of how we tackle the issue
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March 2, 2021 40 min
Amanda Lang speaks to Dr. Robert Bell, who has worked is Ontario Healthcare for more than 40 years as a GP, Cancer Surgeon, Hospital CEO, and Deputy Minister of Health.
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March 23, 2020 41 min
This week on Exponential: Amanda speaks with Wayne Lewchuk, professor at McMaster University, Faculty of Social Sciences, about the basic income pilot project cancelled by the Ontario PC Party
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This week on Exponential: Amanda talks pandemics with Dr. Michael Gardam, infectious disease expert and chief of staff at Humber River Hospital
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Amanda talks with Jeffrey Monaghan, Associate Professor at the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Carlton University), about his new book, “Policing Indigenous Movements”. She asks Jeffrey about the way the blockades are being policed, and how the fact they are Indigenous protestors changes that — and  whether Indigenous Authority is a real thing.
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February 23, 2020 41 min
Amanda speaks with John Rossman, Author of the book “Think Like Amazon; 50 ½ Ideas To Become A Digital Leader”
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